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Hurricane Harvey Blood Drive

Community Blood Council of New Jersey seeks donations

Post Date:08/30/2017 12:55 PM

In trauma care…blood is not optional. Blood centers are experiencing a supply shortage because of the closure of some blood banks along the Texas coast and the demand stemming from injuries sustained in the storm. Centers have put out calls for extra donors to help deal with the aftermath. Not only is the blood supply threatened for those who are directly affected by the storm, but the hospitals in the region that need blood for the patients already in care are also affected. The summer months are always a time where blood centers experience shortages. This summer has been no different. So with inventories low, the addition of this catastrophic event and the effect on supply, a critical shortage throughout the US is already being felt.

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